The successor of BustedHalo’s FastPrayGive calendar is the Daily Jolt. Yesterday’s quotation was, “Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission,” from the Koran. The microchallenge: Take time to pray at a time you normally wouldn’t. Accordingly, I stepped into the chapel for about two minutes after lunch but before classes started. It was, as my prayer always is lately, a moment of frenzy and measured desperation, but it was nice.